Accession Number:

AD0606663

Title:

BORE EVACUATOR VALVE TEST, CANNON 155MM HOWITZER, M126

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WATERVLIET ARSENAL NY

Report Date:

1964-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The limited life of Bore Evacuator Valve Assembly 8769384 during firing tests led to the authorization of a test program to find a valve assembly with a longer life. The cost of testing in the gun 155mm How. M126 made it economical to build a test apparatus which simulumimulated the weapon. The test program was the basis for the incorporation of valve assembly 8769531 into the weapon system. A comparison of the strain level of the modification is presented. The life of the then current production valve assembly and the new production valve assembly under different charges is also given.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE